Camel Rock - Garden of the gods, IL
Posted by: kodiak_62
N 37° 36.214 W 088° 23.147
16S E 377676 N 4162734
Quick Description: Rock formation known as Camel Rock.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 10/21/2008 5:40:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM50KB
Located in southern Illinois in the Shawnee National Forest.
This wilderness area covers over 3,300 acres of beautiful old growth forest. 320 million years ago, southern Illinois was covered by an open shallow sea, the sediment rock in this area is over 4 miles deep. This area was thrust upward out of the water and became a small mountain range, today known as the Shawnee Hills. When the great ice sheets covered the Midwest, they extended at their largest size, just north of the Shawnee Hills. The real magic that formed the geological oddities of The Garden of the Gods came when the glaciers melted into a cacophony of raging waterfalls, rivers, rivulets, and the like that carved some interesting rock formations that represent various objects.
Camel Rock is well known in this area and easily seen.
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